The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 20 28 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing .NET 9 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.25% 3.13% 8.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.31% 8.33% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
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£265 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
52 48 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 36.11% 37.50% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 17
Average daily rate £388 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET.

1 11 (61.11%) C#
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 10 (55.56%) HTML
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 8 (44.44%) Retail
5 7 (38.89%) Firmware
5 7 (38.89%) WPF
5 7 (38.89%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) DB2
7 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET
7 5 (27.78%) Migration
7 5 (27.78%) Maximo
7 5 (27.78%) PDA
7 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
7 5 (27.78%) Web Application Development
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
7 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
7 5 (27.78%) WCF
8 3 (16.67%) CSS
8 3 (16.67%) Java
8 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (16.67%) jQuery
9 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) XML

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Maximo
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 3GPP
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
1 1 (5.56%) 4G
1 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (5.56%) DataStage
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Maximo Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 7 (38.89%) WPF
4 5 (27.78%) ADO.NET
4 5 (27.78%) HTML5
4 5 (27.78%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (5.56%) Kendo UI
7 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.56%) Ajax
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.56%) JSON
7 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PDA
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) RIA
2 1 (5.56%) DataPower
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Web Application Development
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) ERP
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) B2B
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Logistics
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) Nortel
2 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.56%) OpenText
2 1 (5.56%) RedDot
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Huawei
2 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.56%) 3PAR